UNC Greensboro is a university that matters to our students and the world. UNCG is a top NC university where you can be welcomed for who you are. Our caring faculty will challenge you every day. And above all, you'll learn to create a future that makes a real impact. Explore current UNCG Student Stories to learn about their undergraduate research, internship opportunities, and experience with service and leadership.

UNC Greensboro was founded in 1891 to give women access to a college education. Now we’re one of the largest co-ed, public universities in North Carolina.

Opportunity

Enrolling at UNCG means joining the Spartan Family. We truly are a family here, where students, faculty, and staff share their ambitions and challenge each other to achieve them. Class discussions are made richer and more meaningful thanks to our diverse student body that represents and accepts all kinds of backgrounds.

  • 20,000 students, including 16,000 undergrads, chose UNCG.
  • Our students represent 48 states and 69 countries.
  • 84% of our full-time first year students receive some form of financial aid.
  • 80% of freshmen live on campus.

MEET DANIEL RUST

UNCG Alumni 20′ and Current Graduate Student in the Bryan School of Business and Economics

Daniel discusses why he chose UNCG and how the close connection and support of the faculty brought him back for his masters degree. While other institutions might stand firm in “the way it’s always been done”, Daniel feels UNCG is growing and changing everyday. As an undergraduate student and now a current graduate student, Daniel’s impact on the UNCG community factors into that change. View all of Daniel’s stories then Find Your Way Here.


During his time at UNCG as an Undergrad, Daniel took advantage of internship opportunities to bolster his real-world experiences before graduation. He also studied abroad in Lima Peru, a culmination of his studies as a minor in Spanish, the experience opened Daniel’s eyes to the broader world.

Internship Opportunities
Study Abroad At UNCG

MEET MARGAREE BROWN

Current UNCG Senior majoring in Marketing with a minor in African American Diaspora Studies

Margaree discusses how in 4 years at UNCG she’s been able to secure 3 internships. As a Marketing major with a minor in Communication Studies and African American Diaspora Studies, Margaree has been able to gain real world marketing experience through her internships. By utilizing the Office of Career and Professional Development, Margaree has set herself apart from the competition once she graduates.

Margaree is no stranger to leadership roles on campus. During her first year she became a Peer Academic Leader (PAL) and served as an advisor for new students. She is now the President of Alpha Kappa Psi, a business fraternity at UNCG where she continues to make new connections across the greater Greensboro community.


Greek Life At UNCG
Leadership Opportunities

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Excellence

Your professors will challenge and support you. Helpful staff at the Writing Center and Career Services will give you the tools to succeed. Also, programs like Honors, Residential Colleges, undergraduate research, study abroad, and service learning add meaning to your UNCG experience.

  • 1,000 faculty members teach at all levels (freshman through graduate).
  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1.
  • Average class size is 25 students.
  • 450+ undergraduate students study abroad each year.
Showcasing the 20:1 student to faculty ratio at UNC Greensboro, a biology professor works with two students

MEET KAYLEIGH RIKER

Current UNCG Senior Majoring in Psychology

Kayleigh discusses why she chose UNCG along with how she brought her non-profit organization to campus and turned it into a student group. Her non-profit, The Pink Bows, raises awareness about the prevalence of Breast Cancer through service events. Kayleigh utilized the Campus Activities and Programs Office to start her group, and has joined several other organizations to discover new opportunities for service and leadership.

Greek Life at UNCG has a strong focus on giving back to the Greensboro community. With the support from her sisters, Kayleigh gained the confidence to study abroad and join several student groups on campus. She’s also participated in undergraduate research since her freshman year. She now works in the Genes, Environment, and Emotion (GEnE) Lab where they study physiological responses to psychosocial stressors.


Greek Life At UNCG
Undergraduate Research Opportunities

MEET CAROLINE NELSON

Current UNCG Junior Majoring in Biology with Minors in Dance, French, and Chemistry

Caroline has a love for dance, French, and scientific research. At UNCG she didn’t have to compromise and has been able to pursue her passions in dance and French as minors while still majoring in Biology. Caroline has participated in undergraduate research since her freshman year and now works with cellular and molecular processes that lead to the survival and proliferation of breast cancer cells.

Despite her rigorous academic pursuits, Caroline still volunteers every Wednesday night at the Spartan Open Pantry. Here she’s able to help students and community members with food insecurities and helps to cook a meal every week. She’s also a MARC U-STAR Fellow which aids her undergraduate research and helps offer support to publish her research findings.


Service Opportunities
Academic Fellowships

Impact

The core of the UNCG academic philosophy includes in-class discussions and opportunities for research and service. We combine these elements in order to give you meaningful job skills and experiences. When you graduate, you will know how to be a leader in your chosen career field. 

  • We offer 125 undergraduate majors and concentrations.
  • More than 700 undergraduate students participate in funded research each year.
  • The campus community logs more than 500,000 annual hours of community service each year.

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